Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage ‏@AceRocBooks #GIVEAWAY #Read-along

Posted March 15, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway / 10 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage ‏@AceRocBooks #GIVEAWAY #Read-alongSmoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #12
Published by Ace on March 17, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.
My only "superpowers" are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them.

Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill--until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.

Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything--even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.

It won't, can't, remain.

Not if I have anything to say about it

This year we are doing a Read-Along of the Mercy Thompson series. We are currently reading Bone Crossed which is the fourth book.  We would love to have you join us!  Because of the Read-along, I am only doing my first thoughts here with a full review later in the year for the Read-along.

  • I really love this author and this series. Each book is so well-written with rich details, cleverly crafted plots, and imperfect, realistic characters. I appreciate the subtle humor as well.
  • The main characters may be werewolves, except Mercy isn’t and the fae, vampires and witches always seem to have a role in the current situation.
  • Mercy is incredible!  I love how intelligent and compassionate she is, even when it would be so easy to not risk herself for who mistreat her.  She is so very often alone in her efforts.  Is this because she is independent or because the pace of the revelations happens so quickly she has to act spur the moment?
  • I still don’t like Christy!
  • I still love Kyle!
  • In the reread, I have been much more aware of her relationship with Adam. I didn’t appreciate the first time around, how much he loves her and the difficult positions they face, partly because she is not a werewolf. They face new challenges and I’m so proud of Mercy for seeing past the surface.
  • I am thrilled Mercy was able to figure things out – again – to help save some of those she loves.


Read-along Giveaway:

I am still developing the complete grand prize package which I will update as we go along in the Read-along. I know it will contain the MP3 audio versions of the books from Brilliance Audio, probably signed as I intend to go see Patricia Briggs at a conference or two this year.  It will also contain swag from those events.  There will be a Mercy Thompson enamel pin from AceRoc.

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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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Posted March 15, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway / 10 Comments

10 responses to “Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs

  1. Jen

    Unlike some, I am an Adam fan. But I really didn’t like how Smoke Bitten kicked off. I felt like we’ve been there, done that before. Luckily, things were mostly smoothed out in regards to Christy by Chapter 3.

    • You’re getting caught up before the Read-along. I did read Smoke Bitten to share these thoughts but I will reread again with the Read-along. I’m enjoying the reread so much. There are so many details I didn’t remember or didn’t notice the first time.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Crush the King by Jennifer Estep
  2. I haven’t read this series yet, but maybe one day I’ll pick it up. I’ve heard so many great thins about it 🙂